• High school softball: Western Heights off to strong start

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Wed, Sep 3, 2014

    Western Heights won just a dozen softball games all of last season. Nearly a month into this season, the Jets are nearly past that total with an 11-8 record under new coach Tami Loy. “They’re just getting out there and they’re battling through,” Loy said. “We’re not doing things perfect, but we’re staying with it and they’ve really bought into the process.” Loy, who spent the past 15 seasons as Southwestern Oklahoma State’s coach, said she is getting strong play from her 10 seniors — including pitcher Miceala Escimila, catcher Aubrey Bigger and Brandy Piper. Shortstop Octavia Woodson was off to a great start as well, but suffered a broken hand last week.

  • Athletes get the mic: Edmond Memorial's Warren Wand interviews teammate Robert Charlton

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Wed, Sep 3, 2014

    [brightcove]3750427378001[/brightcove] Edmond Memorial running back Warren Wand is no stranger to being interviewed. Recently at The Oklahoman‘s Media Day he had the chance to ask the questions, interviewing teammate Robert Charlton. Wand took a professional approach – much like he plays – and asked some solid questions of his speedy teammate. Watch the video above […]

  • High school softball: Mustang pitcher Jayden Chestnut is more relaxed this season

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    Senior has thrown two perfect games and two no-hitters in seven starts this season.

  • Oklahoma State football: Cowboys land JUCO-transfer offensive lineman Brandon Pertile

    Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    Oklahoma State added its second offensive lineman to its 2015 recruiting class in the last week on Wednesday. Brandon Pertile — a 6-foot-6, 300-pound offensive tackle out of Mesa Community College (Ariz.) — announced on Twitter he plans to play for Cowboys offensive line coach Bob Connelly next season. The announcement comes just two days […]

  • Ringling's Riley Daniel commits to Houston

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Mon, Aug 11, 2014

    The offer was too good for Riley Daniel to pass up. The Ringling offensive lineman verbally committed to Houston on Sunday, choosing to go with an offer that protected him should he get injured while also relieving pressure for the upcoming season. “I’m just going to focus on my senior year now,” Daniel said. “I […]

  • OSU football: Cowboys land three-star OL commitment Joshua Jones

    Published: Mon, Aug 11, 2014

    Oklahoma State landed another offensive lineman in the Class of 2015 on Monday, as three-star tackle Joshua Jones committed to the Cowboys. Jones (Bush HS/Richmond, Texas) announced his commitment via Twitter on Monday. The 6-foot-6, 271 pounder has offers from TCU, Nebraska, and Texas Tech among other schools. Jones is the eighth committment in the 2015 class for the Cowboys, and the second on the offensive line, joining fellow Texas lineman Johnny Wilson (Midland Christian). Jones is rated a three-star offensive lineman by both Rivals.com and ESPN.com.

  • Oklahoma football: Longtime TCU offensive line commit Cody Ford flips to Sooners

    Jason Kersey | Published: Mon, Aug 11, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma picked up the 10th commitment of its 2014 recruiting class Monday, when longtime TCU offensive line commitment Cody Ford flipped to the Sooners. Ford’s commitment was first reported by SoonersIllustrated.com. The 6-foot-4, 322-pound Ford is ranked as a four-star prospect by Rivals.com, and is the Sooners’ third offensive line commit for 2014, […]

  • Former Oklahoma City standout Allonzo Trier commits to Arizona

    Published: Sun, Aug 3, 2014

    Allonzo Trier, a former Oklahoma City-area high school star and one of the top guards in the Class of 2015, has committed to Arizona, giving the Wildcats a third five-star player for its potential powerhouse 2015 recruiting class. "My relationship with Coach [Sean] Miller and the way they recruited me was the difference," Trier told ESPN.com. "It's a family program, a players program. I just fell in love with everything." Trier has bounced around throughout his high school career. He's originally from Seattle but moved to Oklahoma City in the eighth grade. He played for the homeschool OKC Storm team as an eighth- and ninth-grader, then spent his sophomore season at Tulsa NOAH. He attended Montrose (Md.) Christian -- the alma mater of Thunder star Kevin Durant -- as a junior and is reportedly going to play for Las Vegas' Findlay Prep as a senior. Scout and ESPN both reported Trier's decision this morning. Trier already updated his Twitter page with his choice and has been re-tweeting congratulations all morning. Trier told ESPN.com that he chose the Wildcats over Washington, UCLA, Kansas and Louisville.

  • Oklahoma football: Sooners pick up commitment from wide receiver John Humphrey

    Jason Kersey | Published: Sat, Aug 2, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma picked up a commitment from three-star wide receiver John Humphrey on Saturday, when the League City, Texas, native was on an unofficial visit. Humphrey — from Clear Falls High School in League City, Texas — also holds scholarship offers from Arkansas, Baylor, California, Clemson, Louisville, Ole Miss, Missouri, Notre Dame, Oregon State, […]

  • OU football: Sooners get commitment from Texas WR John Humphrey

    Published: Sat, Aug 2, 2014

    Oklahoma picked up another commitment Satuday for the Class of 2015 in wide receiver John Humphrey Jr. (Clear Falls HS/League City, Texas). Humphrey has offers from school such as Notre Dame, Arkansas, Baylor, Clemson, Missouri and Nebraska, among others. But the 6-foot, 160 pounder selected the Sooners during his visit to Norman this weekend. Humphrey's pledge gives OU 10 commitments in the Class of 2015. He's rated as a four-star recruit by  ESPN.com and a three-star by Rivals.com .

  • OU football: Sooners in final 5 for top defensive end Keisean Lucier-South

    Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    Defensive end Keisean Lucier-South of Orange, Calif., has Oklahoma in his final five schools, according to ESPN.com. Lucier-South (6-foot-5, 218 pounds), the No. 28 overall recruit in the ESPN 300 for the Class of 2015, has narrowed his list to OU, Florida, Michigan, Oregon and UCLA. Lucier-South has consistently mentioned OU, Florida and Oregon as favorites, according to Erik McKinney of ESPN.com. Lucier-South says he plans to visit all five schools. Lucier-South is rated as the No. 6 defensive end nationally by ESPN, and is the No. 2 DE and a four-star prospect according to Rivals.com. In addition to his top five, he has offers from Alabama, USC, Texas, Florida State, LSU and Notre Dame, among others.

  • Super 30: Lawton's Jalin Barnett defies the stereotypes

    BY RYAN ABER | Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    Highly recruited offensive lineman isn’t slow, and is an honor student to boot.

  • OU freshman Joe Mixon involved in altercation in Norman

    jason kersey and andrew knittle | Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    NORMAN — Norman Police and the University of Oklahoma athletics department are investigating an alleged assault near the OU campus involving a Sooner football player. Norman police responded to the incident at Pickleman’s Gourmet Cafe in Norman just after 2:30 a.m. Friday morning. No arrests were made. The police report doesn't name the player or players involved. An OU athletics spokesman said the department is aware of the situation and is conducting its own internal investigation. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

  • High school notebook: Douglass' Dameko Doddles commits to Wyoming

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Douglass’ Dameko Doddles verbally committed to Wyoming on Wednesday, Trojans coach Willis Alexander told The Oklahoman. Doddles is ranked No. 24 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30, and his lone scholarship offer came from the Cowboys. It is unclear whether Doddles will play receiver or safety at Wyoming after excelling during his junior season at both positions for Douglass. He caught five touchdown passes and also rushed for one, while totaling 49 tackles and two interceptions to lead the Trojans to the Class 4A semifinals. Doddles becomes the latest Oklahoma standout to commit to a Division I university after Broken Arrow’s Markale Moses verbally committed to Army earlier this week. Verbal commitments are

  • Super 30: Jenks defensive tackle Marquise Overton ready to become the latest Trojan-turned-Sooner

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Jenks four-star defensive tackle Marquise Overton is ranked No. 4 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30 list of the state’s top college football prospects. With Overton’s Jan. 3 commitment, Oklahoma is set to sign a Jenks player for the fourth straight season and the fifth time in seven years.

  • Oklahoma football: Sooners get commitment from defensive end Kenneth Mann

    Ryan Aber | Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma’s recruiting momentum continued Wednesday when defensive end Kenneth Mann committed to the Sooners. OU has now received two defensive line commitments in three days and picked up five overall commitments in the past two months. Mann (6-foot-4, 240 pounds) is rated as a two-star recruit by Rivals.com and had offers that included Oklahoma State, Kansas State, Iowa, Wake Forest and Cal among others. The commitment was first reported by TheFootballBrainiacs.com. The Burleson, Texas, product received an offer from the Sooners last week and committed during a visit to Norman. Mann is the Sooners’ ninth commitment overall, the third on the defensive line and the sixth from Texas.

  • Oklahoma gets commitment from 2015 defensive tackle Tyrell Jacobs

    Ryan Aber | Published: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    #kennercitystandup them children in my section gone love that pic.twitter.com/Wpy86fIZYr — Tyrell Jacobs (@tyrelljacobs98) July 21, 2014 Defensive tackle Tyrell Jacobs of Metairie (La.) Rummel High committed to Oklahoma on Monday. Jacobs posted his commitment on Twitter. Jacobs (6-foot-4, 260 pounds) had offers that includes Arizona State, Kansas State, Louisville, Mississippi State and Tennessee. He’s […]

  • Super 30: Akylen Mayfield gives Tulsa Edison flexibility - and a dangerous weapon when he gets the ball

    By Jonathan Greco, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    The 6-foot-4, 215-pound senior, who has an offer from Arkansas State, can play almost any skill position. During his junior season, he lined up at quarterback, wide receiver, running back and cornerback.

  • OSU football: Cowboys get commitment from LB Za’Carrius Green

    Cody Stavenhagen | Published: Fri, Jun 20, 2014

    Oklahoma State got its eighth commitment of the 2015 class on Friday in Duncanville, Texas linebacker Za’Carrius Green, according to a report from GoPokes.com. Scout.com ranks Green as a three-star prospect. At 5 feet 11 inches and 190 pounds, Green could also play safety in college. Green was an all-district performer for Duncanville High School […]

  • Oklahoma football: Sooners get commitment from guard Dominique Hearne

    ryan aber | Published: Thu, Jun 12, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma’s strong June recruiting push continued Thursday when the Sooners picked up a commitment from guard Dominique Hearne. Hearne (6-foot-3, 288 pounds) announced his commitment on Twitter. The three-star prospect is the third commitment in the last nine days for the Sooners. All three are from Texas. Hearne is from Lancaster, Texas. The school is already well-represented on OU’s roster, with alums Quentin Hayes and Dakota Austin playing for the Sooners. While Hearne didn’t go through drills during the Sooners’ camp over the weekend, he came to Norman to get a feel for the coaches and players. He is the seventh commitment for the 2015 class for the Sooners.